Publisher description for The Audubon Society field guide to North American rocks and minerals / Charles W. Chesterman ; scientific consultant, Kurt E. Lowe.


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Counter Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur; written descriptions provide information on field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Rocks Collection and preservation North America, Minerals Collection and preservation North America